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Everybody loves a picnic!

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” -James Henry ; ; I love picnics. I don’t have them often, of course, but I’ve had a few over the course of my life & they’ve always been fun. When I was a kid, my mom […]

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Playing in the dirt.

I thought I’d do a quick little update on the garden while things were a bit slow around here due to today’s excessive heat & sunshine that’ll blind you. … (Alright, I’m lying. It’s not that slow around here, nor is it that hot – it’s around 91° F, which compared to our 101° temps […]

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It’s cheesecake. It’s ice cream. It’s delicious. & ridiculous.

… The last week or so, it was hot. Okay, let me rephrase: it was GODDAMN hot. So hot, an ice cream truck could melt. … The handy Weather Channel app on my phone informs me of this as if I haven’t noticed. As if my t-shirt sticking to my back as I water my […]

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The first year is the hardest.

They say that about everything; the first year of marriage, the first year of high school/college, the first year after someone dies, etc. And so today it’s been exactly one year since my Nana died. It seems so weird to me that just a little over a year ago, she was here with me and […]

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She sells seashell cupcakes by the seashore.

; One of the things that just screams summer, especially when you live near an ocean and are apt to see them A LOT, are seashells. Once the seashells come out, I know it’s definitely summer. You start to see them hanging on wreaths, on restaurant tables, used as planters or candle holders, hanging on […]

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